January 15, 2007

The Possibility of Humankind

Charles Lloyd -
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Stevie Wonder -
Stevie Wonder -
Hotter Than July - dedicated to celebrating MLK's birthday as a national holiday

"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream."

War. Religion. Borders. Melanin. The aforementioned all have a shared characteristic: they help us rationalize our separation, our fear, our distrust. Whether that separation is physical, whether that fear is psychological, whether that distrust is built upon family values passed on through the generations.

Rarely, a human being graces our time that sees through the artificial and just sees the real. The humanity behind every human; transcending every man-made article of supremacy, focusing only on our shared human spirit.

They show us that the voice of truth is one that cannot go unheard. They show us that one voice can galvanize the many. They show us the possibility of humankind.

They show us courage in the face of unrelenting evil. They show poise when nothing goes their way. They show us that a trajectory towards TRUTH is not a straight line. They show us that conviction will ultimately prevail.

They show us humility is the greatest facet of humanity.

They show us the POSSIBILITY of humankind. They show us how far we have yet to travel.

They show us that humanity prevails, beyond the flesh. The truth will set you free.


"Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated."


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